I'm a little late to the party with this palette, but I think it's time to express my love for it. Before I first dipped my brush into the palette, I knew I loved it. The palette contains everything you will ever need to give that glow.
So the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders are used to capture, soften and diffuse the light reflected onto the skin, giving a soft focus look to the skin. They claim to brighten the appearance and conceal imperfections. I really do think they live up to the claims too. In the palette, there are three shades, Dim Light, Incandescent Light (limited edition) and Radiant Light.
Dim Light is the setting powder out of them all. I brush it lightly down my t-zone and across my cheeks, which instantly softens the look of my skin. It's a light peachy beige shade which will work with most skin tones. Incandescent Light is the highlighter (which I oddly used as a setting powder once, I ended up looking like Edward Cullen). It's quite a subtle highlighter, which for me, is great for day to day. I quite like to whack on a lot of highlighter for an evening, so for those times, it's not suitable. Leaving a pearly finish, it looks amazing across the tops of cheekbones and on the brow bone. Radiant Light is the bronzer of the lot. Finishing the face off at the end, it leaves a lot soft bronzy glow to the face.
I have been using an old Smashbox brush to apply the powders as it fits into the pan perfectly. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect brush as I prefer synthetic bristles, but keeping the size small for 'precise powdering'. Alongside the palette, it also comes with a tiny size of the Hourglass Veil Primer. More on that later though as I think it's the first primer I've ever loved.
Do I think it's worth it? Yes. Do I want to pick up one of the other shades? Yes. It's a shame this palette is sold out, but you could always purchase a single one until it comes around again.